Soul Searching

Pieces of Me

This morning I smell of disinfectant.
This morning I’ve scrubbed my skin so hard it’s raw and red.
This morning I am hungry, my last meal a distant memory.
This morning by body is drained and depleted.
This afternoon there will be one less piece of me.

But, this morning there is a bright blue sky.
This morning is crisp and cool and clear, a new season.
This morning I am hopeful.
This morning I am ready, ready to move forward.
This afternoon there will be one less piece of me.

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7 Comments

  • Reply HONEY September 12, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    I love you and hope someone…BEN….LINDA……will let me know that all is well…..HONEY

  • Reply Jet Harrington September 12, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Sending you wishes for a peaceful and straightforward recovery. And patience with yourself as you regain strengh. And healing. Always healing. xo

    • Reply katherine October 9, 2012 at 9:41 pm

      Jet thanks so much for the kind words. This space has certainly been pretty neglected for the past few weeks for obvious reasons but I’m trying to get the mojo back. This surgery stuff takes A LOT out of you doesn’t it? Phew.

  • Reply Nancy September 16, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Bright blue sky, yes. New season, yes. Little man and daddy, yes. You’re focused on the right things. Thinking of you always.

    • Reply katherine October 9, 2012 at 9:42 pm

      Nancy I really appreciate your kind words. Thank you.

  • Reply michelle gd November 15, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    the hope…your hope…is so powerful.
    xo

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